Letter from Robert Owen to his 'Friends and Disciples'

Scope and Content

This manuscript letter opens with Owen thanking friends and disciples for an address they gave him on the 31st March 1853 [ROC/26/27/1]. Owen continues, explaining that with the help of [James] Rigby he has begun the task of collecting and arranging his papers and documents enabling him to publish a volume of his "certainly extraordinary history". However, it would appear Owen does not have the money to complete the task and therefore he accepts the kind offer of the financial help of the "friends and disciples".

Owen also tells that he has appointed Trustees to take care of his papers after his death, so that they may be preserved as "vouchers of the truth" and allay the possibility of disputes regarding his life and his work.


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